As HBO’s Game of Thrones begins to rap up it’s most recent season, they’ve begun looking ahead towards Emmy nominations. According to EW, though GOT is an extremely popularized show, it always seems to fall short of victory in the major categories. Yet despite this fact, HBO will not stop trying and the Emmy ballots this year has revealed a large array of people to compete:
For Best Supporting: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Kit Harrington. A surprising omission is Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), who has been absolutely fantastic this season, but his character is always so in and out so he may not be up there for supporting.
For guest actors: Pedro Pascal (Prince Oberyn) and Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna).
Instead of using their typical tactic of submitting multiple episodes, the GOT team is sending in only one entry: this Sunday’s finale “The Children”, an episode showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have repeatedly said how proud of it they are.
Three episodes with three separate directors were submitted. “The Children” (Alex Graves), last week’s Castle Black battle “The Watchers on the Wall” (Neil Marshall), and “The Laws of Gods and Men” the Tyrion trial episode (Alik Sarkharov).
Hopefully these submissions may change their luck since a lot of fans have said this is the best season of this popular show yet. Only time will tell if the Emmys will reflect these thoughts.